Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Divine Mercy Sunday

April 23, 2006 - Bulletin



Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love is everlasting


— Psalm 118




THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “Of One Heart and Mind”

First Reading: Acts 4:32-35  The community of believers was of one heart and mind.


Second Reading: 1 John 5:1-6 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten

by God.


Gospel:  John 20:19-31 ,  The risen Christ comes to his disciples with peace and the Spirit.



We pray for the repose of the soul of LUCILLE WARREN who died this week and offer our sympathy to her family.


We pray for all  the  sick  in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Tom Cathey, Richard Jordan, John Duran, Margaret Caylao, John Hartlein, Lory Manzano, Victor Fernandez,  Emil Valdes,  Guina Tablante, and  Frances Casillas.

Special Request


We are urging all San Mateo County registered voters to signThe Parents’ Right to Know and Child Protection Initiativepetition after the Saturday and Sunday Masses on April 22,23,29,30 and May 7.  This initiative  is for a physician to notify parents or guardians 48 hours before an abortion is performed on an unemancipated minor.

There will be no 5 pm Sunday Evening Mass during the Summer Months. The last Sunday Evening Mass will be May 21st. Mass will resume in the Fall beginning on September 10th.


We are in need of more Eucharistic Ministers. If interested, in serving the Community of MD, please contact Sister Agnes at 244-9764 or Rosemary at 583-4131.


Your hard Earned Money at Work


As of April 17th, 313 Families have pledged $82,256 to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Because of your tremendous support for the Appeal, we have been able to make the following improvements:


1.   A new Telephone System in the Rectory: Cost  $4,032.40

2.   A new  Convent Roof : Cost $19,150.00

3.   A new Rectory Roof plus 3 new Skylights:   Cost $23,950.00

4.   Removal of all dead Pine Trees around the Church: Cost $4,050.00


I will keep you posted as to the other improvements we make around here in order to make Mater Dolorosa the jewel of a parish it can be.  May I ask  a simple question, though: about 1/3 of our Families responded to the Annual Appeal. What happened to the other 2/3’s?  A big, big thank you to all who have given.  To those who didn’t give anything, why not?  I would really like to know.


Dear Friends,


                                    Jesus is Risen Alleluia! !


            What a great Lent we had!  What a great Holy Week and Easter!  The Church looked beautiful, thanks to Lillie and her Altar Society. The music was uplifting, thanks to Angie and her Choir.   The Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Altar Servers, and Ushers did a magnificent job.  Thank you, one and all, for helping to make both Lent and Easter very special this year.


            My last thank you goes to you, the good people of Mater Dolorosa.  Your attendance and participation in Church throughout these past 40 days was truly inspiring.  Thank you to each and every one for being the kind and generous people you are.  I feel truly blest to be here.


            It has come to my attention that some of the Financial Statement mailed out last month were in error. Sorry about that!  Rosemary informs me that our Hard Drive Program that had the Financial Statements for the whole Parish on them is broke.  I promise you that this problem will be fixed ASAP.  In the meantime, if our record don’t match up with yours, please give Rosemary a call in the Rectory Office and she will fix and update them for you.  Sorry again, for any inconvenience.


            I will be in Minneapolis all this week at a Priest’s Convention for the  Archdiocese.  I will see you next Weekend.  In the meantime, enjoy the Sun and our beautiful Spring Weather.


Fr. Brian



Special Needs Adult Confirmation is being offered through the Office of Religious Education and Youth Ministry.  Classes are once a month at St. Cecelia Parish in San Francisco - Sundays 1:30-3:00 p.m.  Dates: May 21; Jun 25; July 9; Aug 13; Sept 10th.  To register call Sr. Celeste at 415-614-5652


Sun.  April 23


8 AM


People of the Parish


10 AM


S.B. & Stella Thomas (D)




Catherine Anthony (Th)


5 PM


Irene Villafuerte (D)

Mon.  April 24


8 AM


Jun & Belen Bautista (L)

Tue.   April 25


8 AM


Helen Villasica (D)

Wed.  April 26


8 AM


May Whittle (Th)


5 PM


Alice Penalosa (D)

Thu.   April 27


8 AM


Tito Sarzaba (D)

Fri.     April 28


8 AM


Sostenes Holquin

Sat.    April 29


8 AM


Aisley Fernandes (Healing)


5 PM


Fe Cansino

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction is on Friday, May 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.

Next Sunday’s Second Collection will be for the support of the St. Vincent de Paul.  Please be generous.